Karel Jan Kosman
Karel Jan Kosman returned to Prague, his birthplace, shortly after the 1989 “velvet revolution” that set the Czech Republic on a path from socialist centralism back to democracy. Soon he became actively engaged by helping to privatize industries and restore free enterprise.
As many Communists turned coats to become entrepreneurs, Karel noted their tendency to seek a monopolistic advantage, to hammer out win-lose deals. And he preached about the American way of win-win that benefits all parties and prospers the country.
After twenty years of service in the Czech Republic, Karel and Liba returned to Colorado. They were disappointed seeing that win-lose had become quite a bit the norm in American business and politics. That inspired Karel to begin writing The Twin, contrasting the Earth with a twin planet in a parallel universe where win-lose dealings are against the law.
Karel self-published the first draft in March 2018 under the hashtag #TheTwin. Having received much constructive critique and encouragement from family, friends, as well as formal reviewers, he’s completed the work and published THE TWIN: Who Are They? And Who Are We?
Liba D Kosman
Liba is trigger happy with her little camera, through the lens searching the creation with a sense of wonder.
See her March 2019 take, The Watching. The image is as captured by Liba’s camera – no Photoshop magic!
A busy communicator, Liba stays in touch daily with the family, relatives, neighbors, and the larger Bohemian community. You are welcome to connect with her on Facebook.
The Twin storyline called for a “talented Earthling descendant” who’d hand-illustrated Pamela’s message to her native planet. A world-wide search for an artist to fill that role has led to Avinash Tiwari of India.
Avi has been creative since he can remember. In a childhood full of comics and superhero magazines, he was inspired to start sketching his own imaginations. He never lost that passion even as he chose his professional career in healthcare. Now a superhero himself, Avi serves his country folks long hours at a clinic. Yet he returns every free moment to his art, loving the way the pen feels in his hand as he moves it over the paper.
Avi’s artwork is presented in Images.